Waka is the part of a kava plant that is the lateral root (waka). Waka is darker in color and has a distinct Fijian peppery taste. The kavalactone levels for this are 14%. The effects with Waka are almost instant and long lasting. Takes you to a state of tranquility and calm when you need it the most. It comes straight from Savusavu, Fiji. Savusavu has ideal weather conditions for healthy grown of some great tasting kava.